Denise M Canela

Biography

I am a wife, a mother of two awesome children, a full-time manager, and part-time vlogger, blogger, pattern designer and charity crafter. Our little family currently lives in Sunny South Florida with our feisty Miniature Pinscher, Cabo.

I learned about loom knitting in 2010 during a store product demonstration. The Knifty Knitter representative gave me a quick ten minute lesson which did not include how to close the hat because dinner time was quickly approaching and it was time to head out the door.  I had to figure out the technique myself with the little booklet that's included in the kit. It wasn't terribly difficult but I knew that learning that step would have been easier if I could have seen the rep actually closing the loom knit hat. Once I got over that hurdle I was hooked! This was fail-proof knitting even with my attention disorder. I could imagine all the charities that could benefit from this craft. I was making hats while I watched TV, listened to the radio, rode along in the car  (not driving) , sat in my backyard and enjoyed a clear afternoon.

I didn't go into full swing until early 2012 which is when I considered myself an actual loom knitter. I stepped off the hat train to discover a world of loom knit gear, accessories, home decor, and toys. Scarves gloves, dolls, pillows, and sweaters appeared in my horizon. I needed to teach others how easy it was for anyone to knit. I remembered how I had wished that I could have SEEN the rep finish the hat and so by 2013 I was on YouTube.

It has now become a big part of my business and my charitable work (an important part of who I am) because it lends itself for so many projects. I have been able to include them in my gift filled shoe boxes through Operations Christmas Child and to send them with missionaries to places like Russia where temperatures are unbelievably cold. I have taught others and they have given their local Humane Society blankets for pets, Afghans for wheelchair Veterans, and little hats to Hospital Nurseries for their premature babies, among so many others. It's the reason why I loom and teach loom knitting. I pray one day to make this my full-time work.
But until then visit my website at: LoomaHat.com

Where to find Denise M Canela online


Videos

Me: denise from LoomaHat.com
I love all kinds of craft projects but loom knitting has my heart. I've been at it sine 2010. Now I blog, vlog on Tube and design. Loving it. Visit the website at LoomaHat.com

Books

Liam's Gift - A Heartwarming Story with an Easy Loom Knitting Pattern
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Art, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Homelessness & Poverty
Liam's Gift is a short story of love with an easy to follow loom knitting hat pattern for kids. It's meant to motivate little hands to create with purpose.
Loom Knit Cupcake Dolls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
These little sweet dolls are so much fun to knit. The pattern is for advanced beginners to intermediate loom knitters. Some sewing is required but it's very basic. There is a quick link to a step by step video tutorial that guides you through each and every part of the doll making process.
Loom Knitting Comfort Dolls
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This loom knitting doll pattern is easy and a lot fun to make. You don't need any experience a step by step video tutorial makes it possible even for beginners. Warning this project is addictive.
Loom Knitting Stitches: My Top Ten Volume I
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
I've compiled 10 of my favorite Loom Knit Stitch patterns. They include the Andalusian, Basket-weave, Bamboo, my original stitch the Celtic Knot, Double Diagonal, Double Moss, Farrow, Interrupted Rib Stitch, and the Linen. To make things even easier every pattern includes a step by step video tutorial. Warning these patterns are not written in a conventional manner. They're meant for beginners.

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